Cogta committee backs dissolution of embattled Tshwane council

- | 3 weeks ago

He added the committee was convinced there were exceptional circumstances that warranted the dissolution of the municipality"All stakeholders present, both internal and external, agree that the municipality is dysfunctional, and is failing to render its constitutional obligation," said Dodovu.

The embattled municipality was placed under administration by Premier David Makhura following numerous attempts by Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile to intervene. Fighting between political parties and internal battles within the DA, which has been running the city since 2016 after striking a deal with the EFF and a coalition of smaller parties, have led to the impasse.

Last month, the DA's second mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, stepped down under a cloud, while his predecessor, Solly Msimang, resigned ahead of the 2019 national elections.

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